A Dance At The Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel by Lawrence BlockA Dance At The Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel by Lawrence Block

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel

byLawrence Block

Paperback | July 3, 2000

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There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books -- masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonist rich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity entails. This is the detective novel as high art.

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse

In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder's hard drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudder on a frightening grand tour of New York's sex-for-sale underworld -- where an innocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted ... and then destroyed.

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime W...
Title:A Dance At The Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.66 inPublished:July 3, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380813734

ISBN - 13:9780380813735

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Well, that was another enjoyable installment of Matthew Scudder. A nice little twist at the to change things up nicely.
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Millionaire socialite Richard Thurman gets whatever he wants. And when he orchestrates the murder of his pregnant wife, it seems as if he will get away with it. But when private investigator Matt Scudder is hired, he is determined to bring Thurman down. This case leads Scudder to the mean streets of New York City and into an underworld where sex sells and anything goes. In A Dance at the Slaughterhouse, Scudder uncovers a world where buying, selling and destroying young women is commonplace.

Editorial Reviews

"Block and Scudder never set a foot wrong on New York's cracked, grimy sidewalks."--"Detroit News"Shocking ... darkly entertaining ... This one has more voltage than most."--"The New York Times Book Review"Outstanding ... a smoothly paced, deftly plotted, brightly phrased study of perversity and coincidence with many twists and no straight arrows."--"Chicago Tribune